Policy and Communications Intern

Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit
Location London, UK
Application deadline 20 April 2024
Contract type Internship
Hours Full-time
Salary London living wage plus travel contribution
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The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit is seeking a Policy and Communications Intern to support their programmes with qualitative analysis, communications, and digital outputs.

About the organisation

The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) is a non-profit organisation that supports informed debate on energy and climate change issues in the UK.

Climate change presents important challenges and opportunities to Britons in the decades ahead, while the choices we make on energy have implications for society, the economy and the climate system. The ECIO believe that debates on these issues should be underpinned by evidence, and involve the full range of stakeholders.

They support journalists, parliamentarians and other communicators with accurate and accessible briefings on key issues, and work with individuals and organisations that have interesting stories to tell, helping them connect to the national conversation.

Brief description of the role

We are offering an exciting opportunity for students or recent graduates with an interest in climate issues, to work with the team for 10-12 weeks this summer. This internship will be paid the London Living Wage and transport allowance.

Experience and skills

  • An interest in climate and energy issues in the UK and/or beyond.
  • An interest in and understanding of the UK political and economic context in which delivery of net zero sits.
  • Enthusiasm for, and preferably some experience (whether in employment, personal or academic context) of qualitative analysis (e.g. literature review).
  • Effective and straightforward communication skills.
  • The willingness to work in a team, and independently, seeking guidance and support where needed, and working to deadlines.
  • The ability to be innovative and creative, motivated and able to work across issues, and with people at any level. Some understanding of the UK media and social media space.